Congress wrests Alwar from BJP by 1,96496 votes, Ajmer by 84414 votes

Slamming BJP, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that this proves that BJP has been rejected by the people of Rajasthan.

Counting of votes is underway for the Rajasthan and Congress is leading in all three seats from Rajasthan. Proud of each and every one of your.

Rajasthan BJP chief Ashok Parnami told reporters: "We respect the people's mandate and we will analyse the reasons for our defeat".

The counting of votes for the Rajasthan bypolls, which were held this week in two Lok Sabha and one assembly constituency, began at 8 am on Thursday.

Some party insiders said that the loss in the bypolls is likely to haunt BJP until the assembly polls, due later this year. In the 2013 Assembly poll, the BJP won 162 seats, leaving the Congress with a mere 21.

The fight in Ajmer was between Raghu Sharma of Congress and Ramswaroop Lamba of BJP. Public supported our Sangharsh and voted against BJP.

Today, as Congress looked set to wrest all the three seats from BJP, Karni Sena called it a victory for the Sagharsh Samiti.

The ruling party also won the Noapara assembly bypoll.

The battle for Ajmer is particularly a prestige battle for Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) chief Sachin Pilot, who represented Ajmer in the Lok Sabha from 2009 to 2014.

In Ajmer, the sitting MP Sanwar Lal Jat passed away on August 9 past year.

TMC candidate Sajda Ahmed trounced Anupam Mallick of BJP by over 4.74 lakh votes in Uluberia Lok Sabha seat in Howrah district. The BJP candidate came second with 38,711 votes, while the CPI (M) candidate was slightly behind at third spot with 35,497 votes.

In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress once again upset the BJP calculations and romped home easily in both the bypolls. In Ajmer, the margin for the victorious Congress candidate was around 84,000 votes with a few still to be counted. BJP's Shakti Singh Hada gets 32,216 votes.

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